Re: terms

Calvin Bruce Ostrum (
Tue, 01 Oct 1996 23:21:23 GMT

In <>,
pald1208 <> wrote:

| > This is a very silly thing to say. Schizophrenia, depression and
| > bipolar affective disorder are as real as death or money, and you
| > scoff at them at your peril. ...

| No they're not.
| Read Thomas Szasz: "The Myth of Mental Illness"
| "Ceremonial Chemistry" and others.
| Read Paula Caplan on the DSM's creation: "They Call You Crazy"
| People have, to quote Szasz, "problems in living" not "illnesses".

They do, do they? "Szasz says so": not a very impressive argument.

Excessive cross-postings have been trimmed.

Calvin Ostrum,
Blindness is a weapon against time and space; our being is one vast
blindness, save only for that little circle which our mean intelligence --
mean in its nature as in its scope -- can illumine. The dominating
principle of the universe is blindness. It makes possible juxtapositions
which would be impossible if the objects could see each other. It
permits the truncation of time when time is unendurable.
-- Elias Canetti, "Auto Da Fe"